827 Following

Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Too Like the Lightning
Ada Palmer
Progress: 4 %
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1)
Madeleine L'Engle
Honor Among Thieves
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Star Nomad
Lindsay Buroker
Bound by Faerie
John P. McKay
Pursuit of Magic
Linsey Hall
Progress: 1 %
Ghost Gifts
Laura Spinella
Shannon Mayer
Along Came Mr. Right
Gerri Russell
Tyrant's Blood
Fiona McIntosh

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







I have very misleading statistics on booklikes ...

... because so many of my followers (and followed) aren't really active here any more.


Many came as refugees from goodreads censorship after the Amazon buyout (or just from uncertainty or to not lose track of fellow goodreaders).  2012-2013 I think.  Some immediately gave up because booklikes took so long to get a real book database —and is still not the easiest site to find other readers (unless you followed goodreads friends here who gave you the link to their booklikes page).


Many dropped back because last year booklikes staff was increasingly absent where some of us (including myself) became uncertain about booklikes.


Just noticing.  I'm hesitant to unfollow anyone (even ones inactive for years) in case they'll be back now that booklikes staff is active again, because I'm also seeing lots of new readers that could encourage re-interest, goodreads (and other booksites) can annoy them into coming back, the new goodreads feed now mostly endless mini book pages and sponsored crap has brought some back, ...


I look for active reviewers on the book pages here when shelving/reviewing books.  I'm sad to see how many reviews are from 3-5 years ago.


(nope, I still have not forgiven Amazon/goodreads for among other issues destroying my book catalog on goodreads for daring to shelve peer-to-peer computer networking books as P2P computer networking books because that P2P shelf name was clearly, according to commenting goodreads authors, a personal attack bullying authors ...)